|Posted by shawn cassidy on July 15, 2012 at 3:10 AM|
We had hoped to see it go faster as well Mr. Ainge, but patience is key when building a team. I like what he's done so far, and I think he's something else around the corner, it could be the sign, and trade with Terry.
"Sources with knowledge of the discussions told ESPN.com's Marc Stein that the Mavericks and Celtics did discuss sign-and-trade scenarios to facilitate Terry's move to Boston early in free agency. But Dallas has since made other plans with its cap space, such as Friday's amnesty claim on Elton Brand, and are thus resistant to taking back Keyon Dooling or Sasha Pavlovic in a sign-and-trade, which would be necessary to make such a deal work. A source said the only way a sign-and-trade could occur is if Boston finds a third team to take on the salaries they prefer to move out. The Celtics have eyed unrestricted free agents like Courtney Lee (who met with coach Doc Rivers last week in Orlando) and O.J. Mayo (who reportedly was nearly traded to Boston in exchange for Allen at the trade deadline last season). "
It seems like the Celtics could get a third team. I hope this isn't like Marquis Daniels from 2009. The Celtics waited over a month to work on a sign-and-trade, but Larry Bird didn't bite on it. I think it will be another two weeks before we see the final product. Or at least a group players that will go through camp.